Cricket, Opinions

Legspin and England


I've just been reading about the England vs Pakistan series and the exciting sight of a leg spinner on each side. Yes, an English leg spinner! A sight as rare as a Posh Spice smile. Of all the countries that play cricket only three really understand it. All three have had legendary legspinners. Australia has truly… Continue reading Legspin and England

Last Word, Miscellany

Ajesh’s Adventures in Adminland


I lost control over my computer on Saturday. Geekiness cost me control. Geekiness also got me back from the brink of the disaster. So there is a happy ending. Read on - despite some geeky terms this is not a Techie How To...or maybe it is. You'll have to read it and decide for yourself,… Continue reading Ajesh’s Adventures in Adminland

Cricket

Second Anniversary


WordPress informs me that today marks the birthday of LeggieLefty as a blog. Wow, I had no idea this was coming up. Frankly, I've neglected this blog a bit. Luckily, no one has missed it, so there's really no harm done. 🙂 The news from the UAE is that England narrowly failed to win and… Continue reading Second Anniversary

Last Word, Pomes

Who writes this bilge?


I cannot lie - it is I. I don't mean to boast or preen but it is true I shopped for shoes and wrote about my woes. The blog it is dry, the humour forced. The Pomes are silly and the stories long A rant or two - There's even a song And I love… Continue reading Who writes this bilge?

Last Word, Music, Travel

Lunch with Lang – A Celebrity Encounter!


I had lunch with a celebrity. This happened completely by accident.  I've met very few celebrities. I did shake hands with Vijay Amritraj and sat next to Kevin Wright once. ( ** see footnotes below ) Now, Michael Lang may not be your idea of a celebrity and lunch with him isn't strictly accurate either. 🙂 Still,… Continue reading Lunch with Lang – A Celebrity Encounter!

Last Word, Pomes

Ode to The Nose


He’s a good friend to me, he is. Wherever I go he goes before me. In a public urinal when I go to piss He alerts me to dally not, but pee quickly and get the hell out. He has not gracefully aged Grown a forest, wooded and mossy. Discharged fluids so far caged, when… Continue reading Ode to The Nose

Last Word, Memoirs

First Day of School – DBPC


I spent 8.5 years in DBPC, or to give it its full name Don Bosco, Park Circus. My last day there was the 17th of March, 1978, and I well remember rushing down the stairs after the last ISC-12 exam, excited at finally finishing with school. But I've also never forgotten my first day there.… Continue reading First Day of School – DBPC

Last Word, Memoirs

Spittle, Drool, Saliva, Snot and Slime


Just over 4 years ago, I had a nose job. Why, you ask? Wasn't your old nose good enough for you? The short answer is, No. It wasn't good enough to perform its primary purpose. From a purely external aesthetic standpoint, it was perfect, or as near as perfect as one could want, but the… Continue reading Spittle, Drool, Saliva, Snot and Slime

Guest

Guest Post: Out of the mouths of babes and infants


<This one comes from Soumya Mukherjee, an erstwhile school mate, who is today a professional insurance executive, professional dreamer ( like me ) and professional drinker and smoker ( unlike me. ) He is one of those silent readers of SloWord, though he has managed to overcome his chronic case of non-techitis to post the occasional comment.… Continue reading Guest Post: Out of the mouths of babes and infants

Last Word, Memoirs

Summer of ’69


The story starts in the Summer of '79, actually, when My Beloved Bangalan and I were still unmarried but curious about each other. Mingling with the crowd just outside the Globe Cinema in Calcutta, I felt a tap on my shoulder and a female voice said, "Hi, how are you?" A sort of weak and… Continue reading Summer of ’69